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Table A-5. Employment status of the civilian population 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and sex, not seasonally adjusted

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Table A-5. Employment status of the civilian population 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and sex, not seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, veteran status, and period of service Total Men Women
Aug.
2014
Aug.
2015
Aug.
2014
Aug.
2015
Aug.
2014
Aug.
2015

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

21,124 21,171 18,870 19,172 2,254 1,999

Civilian labor force

10,667 10,686 9,300 9,452 1,368 1,234

Participation rate

50.5 50.5 49.3 49.3 60.7 61.7

Employed

10,070 10,236 8,784 9,067 1,286 1,170

Employment-population ratio

47.7 48.3 46.5 47.3 57.1 58.5

Unemployed

598 449 516 385 82 64

Unemployment rate

5.6 4.2 5.5 4.1 6.0 5.2

Not in labor force

10,457 10,486 9,570 9,720 886 765

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,154 3,581 2,464 2,956 690 625

Civilian labor force

2,484 2,878 2,009 2,434 475 444

Participation rate

78.8 80.4 81.5 82.3 68.8 71.1

Employed

2,282 2,744 1,843 2,322 439 422

Employment-population ratio

72.4 76.6 74.8 78.6 63.6 67.6

Unemployed

201 134 165 112 36 22

Unemployment rate

8.1 4.7 8.2 4.6 7.6 5.0

Not in labor force

670 702 455 522 215 180

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,353 3,479 2,737 2,936 616 543

Civilian labor force

2,789 2,832 2,352 2,410 437 422

Participation rate

83.2 81.4 85.9 82.1 70.9 77.6

Employed

2,663 2,724 2,247 2,331 417 393

Employment-population ratio

79.4 78.3 82.1 79.4 67.6 72.4

Unemployed

125 107 105 79 20 28

Unemployment rate

4.5 3.8 4.5 3.3 4.6 6.7

Not in labor force

565 648 385 526 180 122

World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam-era veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

9,321 8,852 8,971 8,537 350 315

Civilian labor force

2,651 2,293 2,555 2,221 96 72

Participation rate

28.4 25.9 28.5 26.0 27.4 22.9

Employed

2,507 2,198 2,411 2,125 96 72

Employment-population ratio

26.9 24.8 26.9 24.9 27.4 22.9

Unemployed

144 95 144 95 0 0

Unemployment rate

5.4 4.2 5.6 4.3 0.0 -

Not in labor force

6,670 6,559 6,416 6,316 254 243

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,296 5,259 4,698 4,743 598 516

Civilian labor force

2,744 2,683 2,384 2,387 361 296

Participation rate

51.8 51.0 50.7 50.3 60.3 57.4

Employed

2,617 2,570 2,282 2,288 335 282

Employment-population ratio

49.4 48.9 48.6 48.2 56.0 54.6

Unemployed

127 113 101 99 26 14

Unemployment rate

4.6 4.2 4.3 4.1 7.1 4.8

Not in labor force

2,552 2,576 2,314 2,356 237 220

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

218,405 221,138 96,629 97,597 121,775 123,542

Civilian labor force

143,636 144,530 73,225 73,454 70,411 71,076

Participation rate

65.8 65.4 75.8 75.3 57.8 57.5

Employed

134,922 137,213 68,994 69,932 65,928 67,281

Employment-population ratio

61.8 62.0 71.4 71.7 54.1 54.5

Unemployed

8,713 7,318 4,231 3,523 4,482 3,795

Unemployment rate

6.1 5.1 5.8 4.8 6.4 5.3

Not in labor force

74,769 76,608 23,404 24,142 51,365 52,466

NOTE: Veterans served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were not on active duty at the time of the survey. Nonveterans never served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. Veterans could have served anywhere in the world during these periods of service: Gulf War era II (September 2001-present), Gulf War era I (August 1990-August 2001), Vietnam era (August 1964-April 1975), Korean War (July 1950-January 1955), World War II (December 1941-December 1946), and other service periods (all other time periods). Veterans who served in more than one wartime period are classified only in the most recent one. Veterans who served during one of the selected wartime periods and another period are classified only in the wartime period.

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Last Modified Date: September 04, 2015
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